North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh Free Pick
The North Carolina Tar Heels will find themselves as a slight road favorite tonight when they take on rival Pittsburgh in a key ACC battle at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Panthers are 2-point home underdogs versus the Tar Heels after the line opened at 1.5. As for the total, it opened at 53.5 but has shot up to 57.5 points.
The Tar Heels enter play with a 6-1 record and are 4-3 against the spread, which includes a 1-0 ATS mark on the road. The Panthers have identical straight up (6-1) and ATS records (4-3), and are 0-2 against the number at home this season.
Both defenses are solid but the difference tonight will be North Carolina’s ability to move the ball in chunks offensively. They’re 24th in the nation in total yards per game (473.6), 23rd in rushing (215.3), and 17th in points scored (38.4). Senior quarterback Marquise Williams leads the top-ranked offense in the ACC and has completed 66.9 percent of his passes. If UNC can figure out a way to slow down Tyler Boyd, they should win by a field goal-plus.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 FREE PICK: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -2